Skull & Shackles
The half-submerged cavern known as Wailing Cave is routinely avoided by the residents of the isle, who claim the ghost of murdered Benbem haunts it. Indeed, at least two recent incidents have occurred in which some sailor deep in his cups while on leave from the Screaming Reaver has spoken unkind words about the unmourned buccaneer and been found the next morning strangled to death in his bed. “Looks like Benbem got ’em,” has been the refrain, for while he was best known for burning captive enemies alive, Benbem also had a penchant for strangling those sailors among his own crew who displeased him. Coal-Dark scoffs at this explanation and cites her own undisturbed slumber in her featherbed on Pangalley Atoll as clear evidence to the contrary. Nonetheless, many sailors of the Screaming Reaver have taken to wearing leather collars and other protective accessories before going to sleep, and none dare to explore the dripping cavern complex thought to house his restless spirit.